Dennis Eugene Spakes
July 7, 1948 – August 17, 2019
Dennis Spakes was born July 7, 1948 in Warren Arkansas to parents Richard Eugene Spakes and Retha Sue (Weeks) Spakes and entered eternal rest on August 17, 2019 at the age of 71. Dennis was a thoughtful and generous man who always had a smile on his face, something silly to say and carried chewing gum in his pocket. (He was known as the uncle who always had the gum.) He enjoyed the outdoors and the birds including his own cockatoo named Buddy. He enjoyed sports like the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers and loved Elvis Presley and John Wayne movies. Dennis was Baptist by Faith and attended Spring Creek Independent Baptist Church. He truly loved the Lord and going to church. The Lord was his number One. He was a remarkable man that will be missed greatly by all those who knew and loved him. Dennis is preceded in death by; his father Richard Spakes, sister Brenda Carol Earnheart and brother-in-law Roger Baker. He is survived by his; mother Sue Spakes of Kemp, Brothers; Steve Spakes and Marlin Spakes of Kemp, sister Debbie Baker of Eustace, numerous beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, extended family and many more friends.
- Richard Spakes, Father (deceased)
- Brenda Carol Earnheart, Sister (deceased)
- Roger Baker, Brother-in-Law (deceased)
- Sue Spakes, Mother
- Steve Spakes, Brother
- Marlin Spakes, Brother
- Debbie Baker, Sister
- Dennis also leaves numerous beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, extended family and many more friends to cherish his memory
- Wes Stevenson, Pallbearer
- Bobby Herron, Pallbearer
- Jeremy Baker, Pallbearer
- Brodie Baker, Pallbearer
- Marty Spakes, Pallbearer
- Chaz Woodson, Pallbearer
- Brian Key, Pallbearer
- Kyle Key, Pallbearer
- Adam Key, Pallbearer
- Visitation Thursday, August 22, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, August 23, 2019
- Graveside Service
Dennis Eugene Spakes
August 21, 2019
I pretty much was around Dennis all my life, to me I loved him so much that there would be times when I would get in trouble when I was younger and he would pick me up and put me in his lap and say it will be ok, there would be times when me and him would go outside and play basketball or baseball and I would hit the ball far as I could hit it so he would have to go chase it for me, there would be times when he would hurt and I could tell he was hurting but he would always have a big smile on his face, or there would be times when he was get mad at a football game on tv especially he Dallas cowboys he would yell and tell the tv that was a stupid play, also when I would come out there on pay day he would always send me to town to get him a cheeseburger. He loved his cheeseburgers so much that He would sometimes eat 2 of them. but I know he is in a better place with no more pain, and he will be greatly missed by me especially, Dennis I love u so much and I will see you again someday, ❤️❤️❤️
August 21, 2019
💙 Dennis-- we got so close in the 3 years we were together. You taught me so much...how to enjoy the little things, how to find humor in crazy situations. Patience! You definitely taught me patience lol and a LOT about medicine. You told me stories about your life over and over again but I listened each time as if I'd never heard it. You loved having me sit with you even if we didn't talk, just watching tv at ear bleeding volumes (lol) or looking at God's beauty out the window.
Then we had our days where we drove each other crazy...lol. You'd be grumpy and I'd fuss right back at you. But I wouldn't trade even one of those days for anything.
We laughed, we argued, we fussed, we played games and we spent every single day together. Some days you wouldn't want me to leave..."why you leaving? You ain't got nothing better to do" lol. Sometimes I'd bring you gummy bears or a scratch off and you'd have the biggest smile. Some days you'd say "go look in my wallet if you need money for gas or cigarettes".
I fed you, I bathed you, I bandaged up your scrapes and sat with you when you were hurting. I'd give you big hugs from behind and you'd say "hello mama!"
More than anything I loved you...and I didn't realize how much until I lost you today. I know you were tired. I know you were hurting. And I know you're perfect and beautiful in Glory tonight...but I miss you. And it hurts. My special, wonderful old friend....